Nebra Sky Disk

Nikolay. N. Kradin
1. Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography FEB RAS
kradin@mail.ru
The material was received by the Editorial Board: 11.11.2017
The article describes a unique bronze disk inlaid with gold symbols of a sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars found in Germany in 1999. According to the place of finding, it was called the Nebra sky disk. The artifact is attributed to the Bronze Age of northern Europe. The disk is considered to be an astronomical instrument to identify the cycles of the summer and winter solstice and might have been used in farming ritual practices.

Keywords: Europe, Bronze Age, Nebra, sky disk.


References: Nikolay. N. Kradin Nebra Sky Disk. Universum Humanitarium, 2017,. 2. С. 121–128.